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Development aid is inherently political - and that's not a bad thing.
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How a tiny Baltic republic succeeded in taking its oligarchs down a peg.
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Pakistan's former dictator returned home to what he thought would be a hero's welcome. Instead, a court ordered his arrest -- and put the military in an awkward spot.
Just one year into François Hollande's presidency, he's on the ropes and praying for a miracle.
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Why the daughter of Malaysia’s opposition leader embodies the hopes of the democratic reform movement.
Why Reagan’s former budget chief is like a crazy person howling in the wind. Let’s ignore him.
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Was a U.N. diplomat pushed out of his position for airing Port-au-Prince's dirty laundry in public?